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My Dream House - Children’s Kingdom in Haifa
The children’s kingdom in the north is the place where parents and children play and pass time - intended for kindergarten, elementary school and organized groups.
The place offers Tarzan slides, a ball pit, computer games, toddler area, water games with the giant bucket and water slides; birthday parties, kindergarten parties and events and activities for organized groups.

Hours of Operation:
During school breaks, on holidays and Sabbaths: 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
For Groups - Reservations are required. Birthday parties - Reservations are required.
Telephone: 04-8410084, 057-629306
In Haifa - Hutzot HaMifratz (HaHaroshet Street).

Havayat HaRohvim
The largest horse ranch in Israel and a huge compound for challenging activities, as well as events and indulging at the excellent steakhouse “Cat Ballou”.
Among the challenging activities at the ranch: guided Jeep tours, freestyle horseback riding, cowboy games, pastoral carriage tours, mountain bike riding, hiking, rappelling, beach games on the Carmel shores, swimming pool (seasonal), and an adventure park. The place also offers a catering service.

Special Activity: Tabash Experience
An authentic shepard village, where both Jews and Bedouin live, along with offering hospitality at Shepard’s Flute cabin. This is an active resort where public and private events are held, and activities are planned for children and adults: guided bus tours to historic sites, mountain bike tours, horseback riding in the forest, guided tours to historic houses, rope park and challenging wall climbing.
Zenith: Meet ups and shepard evenings, with the hilarious stories of Mustafa Tabash about the shepard period. Faithful to Bedouin tradition, the children in group with have interesting activities waiting: artwork area, reptarium, songs and laughs with Yusef the bard, treasure hunt games with surprising stops on the way to the magical candy forest, horseback riding, carriage rides pulled by donkeys, etc.
Additional services: Producing unforgettable events for the public and private sectors in a natural setting, or at the legendary restaurant “Cat Ballou” that is located in the compound. The events include royal feasts, as well as entertainment per the budget and preference. The food is kosher.
Hours of Operation: Year Round, Reservations Required.
Directions: The site is at the entrance to Beit Oren at the Carmel Park. The entrance has directing signage. Travel time fro Tel Aviv: about an hour.

Telephones: 04-8307242, 058-344700
Fax: 04-8307262
Email: [email protected]

Rosh HaNikra
An experience of a lifetime: The top of the cliff overlooks a spectacular view of the expanse of the Mediterranean sea and the beach strip, and the arrival to the top of the cliff is done using the steepest cable car in the world. The hiking trail passes through a tunnel excavated into the mountain, and allows for visiting between the crevices (a unique phenomena created where the mountain met the sea).
The Sea and the Rock Sound and light show that will show you the sea, the mountain and their contents in all of their glory, and help you understand the tale that has been spanning for millennia. You will discover nature is all of its magnificence through the tale, from visual angles you have never seen before.
The display will show you original pictures of excavating the train tunnels at Rosh HaNikra (with the permission of the British War Museum), along for recreating the blowing up of the train bridge.
The Projection is available in Hebrew, English, Russian, Arabic and Spanish.

Rosh HaNikra’s Small Train
Delightful guided train tours that travels between Rosh HaNikra and Achziv.

Or Nikrot
An event site at the feet of the great white cliff, tickling the vast blue sea. A unique site for all types of events, up to 320 guests.
”Al HaGvul” Restaurant
A kosher restaurant overlooking the expanse of the Mediterranean sea and beach strip, includes up to 120 seats. The place serves various dishes. Making reservations for groups and events is required.

“Rosh Acher” Coffee Shop
A coffee shop at the Nikrot that is open at night during the summer months with various programs for adults and young adults, a romantic ambience and light refreshments (making reservations is recommended).
Additional services: souvenir shop, buffet, public telephone, disabled access, parking.

Hours of Operation:
In the winter 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM, in the summer 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM, In July-August 08:30 AM to 11:00 PM, on Fridays and holiday eves the place is open until 04:00 PM.
Take Highway 4 (North), 10 km north of Nahariya. “Eged” public transportation Nahariya.
Telephones: 1-800-229494, 04-9857109
Fax: 04-9857107
Email: [email protected]

Haifa Municipal Theatre
The Haifa Municipal Theatre was created about 40 years ago, and it was the first municipal theatre that was created in Israel. Many of the theatre’s plays gained international exposure, and great success in prestigious festivals overseas.
“Ghetto" (toured in German cities, as well as Washington and Chicago); “Jewish Spirit” (Edinborough Festival, London, toured in German cities, New York, Chicago, Washington, and Los Angeles); “Palestinian” (toured in German cities, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels); Metamorphosis” (Munich); “Marriage Tricks” and “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” (Venice Festival), and more.
In the past ten years, the theatre’s operations also includes classes for theatre loving adults and teens, under the tutelage of the director Roni Keinan. Additionally, there are also events in cooperation with the City of Haifa: Opening the theatre operations in the Krieger Auditorium at the French Carmel, in cooperation with Leo Beck community center, “Literary Cabaret” in conjunction with the city’s Culture Division, etc.
In the new season, the theatre will return to its permanent home at Hadar HaCarmel. The building underwent an overhaul renovation, and it is now one of the most magnificent buildings in Israel, and adjacent to it a parking lot was built that can hold 300 vehicles.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday, 09:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM - noon
Saturday - Only open if there is a show

Directions: 50 Pevzner Street, Haifa.
Telephone: 04-8600500

Hay Park Kiryat Motzkin
“Hay Park” is a unique zoo that spans on a vast property of one hundred dunam. Additionally, the place has a playground that was built by artists from Ein Hod’s Artist Village, a swan lake, two snack bars and a restaurant.
Additional services: Camel rides, horseback riding, accessibility services, playgrounds, drinking fountains, toilets, tent, restaurant and parking.
Special Activities for Children - Lovely playground equipment made of wood, a large petting zoo, and a special zoo.

Hours of Operation:
In the summer - April through September, Sunday to Thursday, as well as on Saturday, from 9:00 AM until 07:00 PM, on Fridays from 9:00 AM until 01:30 PM.
In the winter - October through March, Sunday to Thursday, as well as on Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 04:00 PM, on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 01:00 PM.
79 Hahashmonaim Street, Kiryat Motzkin (facing Ildan House).
The entrance is from Tzabar Junction to Rabin Square, make a right at the square and stay true.
The city has various direction signs.

Telephones: 04-8747445, 04-8747448, 057-621616
Fax: 04-8747791
Email: [email protected]

Role-play Guided Tours at the German Colony
Role-play guided tours at the restored German Colony in Haifa. Here you will see a reenactment of the German Colony Templar settlement story.
Join the tour and experience the spirit of the period as tour guides reenact living at the German Colony established by the Templar settlers. After the guided tour is completed, you can dine at the best restaurants and eateries Haifa as to offer.
Guided Tour Schedule: Every Saturday at 11:00 AM, a role-play guided tour voyages at the German Colony. The tour is open to the general public, but making a reservation in advance is required.

Directions: 48 Ben Gurion Boulevard, Haifa.
Telephones: 1800-30-50-90, 04-8535605, 04-8535606

Ramat HaNAdiv Gardens
Ramat HaNadiv Gardens are located to the south of Zichron Yaakov, and span over a vast land of 4,500 dunam. The gardens are well tended, and surrounded by open fields, hiking trails, educational activities and archaeological sites.
The gardens encircle the graves of Baron Benjamin (Edmond) De Rothschild (1845 - 1934) and his wife Baroness Ada (Adelaide) De Rothschild (1853 - 1935). The Baron and his wife were put to rest again in a formal burial ceremony at Ramat HaNadiv Gardens in 1954.
In the last fifty years, Ramat HaNadiv Gardens have become an attraction for visitors in Israel. The visitors enjoy the well tended gardens, educational activities, hiking trails, and archaeological sites.
The actual well tended gardens span over approximately 70 dunam of land, and include dense woods, large manicured lawn areas, as well as roses and seasonal flowers. The path includes the rose garden, waterfall garden, sensory garden and the palm garden. Additionally “the Amphitheater” is located here, hosting an assortment of concerts during the summer, and the crypt that is located at the center of the gardens.
Admission to Ramat HaNadiv is free, and no need to book your visit in advance.
If you plan to have a special event on-site (more than 50 participants), we recommend you coordinate the details with the information center, which is located near the parking lot. You can also purchase information and instruction booklets with respect to the various tours at the memorial gardens and the nature park, as well as about other nearby sites. You may borrow wheelchairs on-site.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday, 08:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Friday and holiday eves from 8:00 AM to 1:45 PM
On Saturdays and holidays between 8:00 AM to 04:00 PM (crypt will be unavailable)
During Chol HaMoed the site is open until 06:00 PM.
Driving north on Tel Aviv - Haifa highway (Hwy 4), make a right at Binyamina intersection (to highway 653), and after about 5 km, turn toward Zichron Yaakov (Hwy 652), and follow the signage to Ramat HaNadiv.


See below the list of theatres in the city, should you wish to include a play or a performance in your vacation.

Haifa Theater
50 Pevzner Street

Hai-fa Theater
23 Jerusalem Boulevard

Studio Theater
142 HaNassi Boulevard, Beit Hecht (Rotschild), Carmel Center

HaTzafon Theater
41 Beilinson Street, Kiryat Haim

Haifa Auditorium
Bruce and Ruth Rappaport Center for Culture and arts is a spacious venue located at the Carmel center. The center includes Haifa Auditorium halls, Rappaport Center, Cinematheque and the officers of ETOS. The center’s halls are used for musical performances, cinema, theatre and dance.
138 HaNassi Boulevard, Carmel Center, Haifa
Telephone for booking tickets:


Grand Canyon
The “Grand Canyon” is the biggest mall in the middle east, which was inspired by the spirit of the future. The mall spans over three levels (approximately 200,000 sq.m), and includes about 200 shops that signify the International Fashion Center and the leading fashion brands in Israel and overseas.
The Grand Canyon offer approximately 3,000 parking spaces for the mall’s visitors, as well as various recreational activities, such as “Luna Grand” - state of the art swimming pool and gym, “Holmes Place” chain, a large amusement park spanning over approximately 4,000 sq.m., etc.
Public Transportation: Line 5, Ha'Atzmaut Road, Eged, HaHagana Ave, Ein HaYAm, Kiryat Sprinzak, Derech HaYam (West Carmel), Line 23 - Carmel Center, Moriya, Shimshon, Mivtsa Yonatan.

Castra Center
The shopping and arts center located by the southern entrance of Haifa is called Castra. The building was named after the Castra Ruins, an archaeological site from the Byzantine era, which was discovered in the vicinity of the shopping center.
Unlike other shopping centers, most of the areas of the building are allocated for galleries and museum areas. throughout the external wall of the building there is mural made of tiles by the artist Prof. Arik Brauer. This mural depicts stories from the Bible, including: Adam and Eve, Jakob's Ladder, Joseph, Samson, David and Bat Sheba, David and Goliath, and Joshua Ben Nun. Within the shopping center’s dome, there is another large mural, which is one of the biggest murals in Israel. The mall has several gift shops, galleries and restaurants. The mall is located near Haifa Mall at 8 Moshe Fliman Street. You can arrive there via public transportation with line 132, by the hotel or arriving via a private vehicle.

Daliat El Carmel Street Market
Every Saturday many visitors arrive at one of the biggest, colorful, and popular markets in the north: Daliat El Carmel market, where on both sides of the street (which is actually Hwy 672) a variety of miscellaneous finds of any kind, color and shape are offered at the booths and shops: clothing and footwear, toys, housewares, souvenirs, musical instruments, sewing notions, various authentic items, copperware, baskets, carpets, and many posters and framed prints.
Among all these shops are small eateries, quaint middle eastern restaurants and bakeries that the sweet intoxicating aroma of their goods travels from them. The market operates on a daily basis but it is busiest on Saturdays.
Hours of Operation:
Sun - Sat: 9:00 AM - 06:00 PM (in the summer until 80:00 PM)

Haifa Attractions

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
One of a kind in the middle east, a museum of Japanese Arts dwells in Haifa, and it is dedicated to preserve and showcase Japanese artifacts. Thanks to the wide variety of exhibitions, and an extensive educational and cultural activity, the museum became a center for promoting Japanese culture, understanding this unique culture, and for promoting friendship between the two people. In 2000, the museum was awarded with the prestigious Japan Foundation Special Award, that is given annually to institutions that contribute to cultural exchanges with Japan The museum is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
To book a tour, tickets, enquire about pricing and for additional information: 04-9115959
Hours and Days of Operation:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed: 10:00 AM-04:00 PM
Thur: 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-05:00 PM

National Museum of Science Technology and Space. Daniel and Mathilde Recanati Center - situated at the historic Technion building, between Shmaryahu Levin and Balfur Street, Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa.
Our address is: 25 Shmaryahu Levin / 12 Balfur
To book tickets by phone: 04-8614444

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Wed: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thur, Sat: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

You can arrive with the Carmelit from the Carmel Center, which is by the hotel.

The Zoo
The Louis Ariel Goldschmidt Educational zoo is located the Carmel Center, at 124 HaTishbi Street, about a 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

Box Office Hours of Operation
Sun-Thur and on Saturday: 9:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Friday and holiday eves: 9:00 AM to 02:00 PM

The zoo closes one hour after the box offices close. On Passover Chol Hamoed, zoo admission is until 03:00 PM. The zoo is closed on the Day of Atonement, Holocaust Day and on Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen Soldiers.

Public services: Shaded seating areas, water fountains, kiosk and picnic tables.

Telephone: 04-8372390, 04-8372886. Fax 04-8377019
Email: [email protected]

Haifa Baha'i Gardens
Haifa Baha'i Gardens include nineteen gradual (terraces) gardens that start at the top of the Carmel mountain, and end at its feet. The main pivot that the gardens were planned around points toward Acre, which is a city with a great historical and religious significance for the Baha'i believers. In the heart of the gardens stands adorned with a dome of gold the Shrine of the Báb, where the remains prophet and forerunner of the Baha'i religion are buried.

The various parts of the gardens offer a variety of views and sensations, but all are uniform with the common language of gravel paths, trimmed bushes and flower patches tended to by a devoted landscaping staff. A magnificent panoramic view of the city, Galilee mountains and the Mediterranean sea can be seen from the gardens, and they about 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Haifa Baha'i Gardens are open between 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM, seven days a week, but the internal gardens next to the Shrine of the Báb close at 12:00 PM. The gardens are closed during the Baha'i holidays and the Day of Atonement. During an inclement weather, the gardens may close temporarily, due to the risk of slipping on the wet paths.

A free guided tour in English, Hebrew and Russian takes place on a daily basis (except for Wednesdays).
For information of the tour schedule: 04-8313131

Haifa Cable Car
A clear cable car travels between the end of Bat Galim promenade and Stella Maris Overlook. A short ride of spending five minutes spent midair will bring you and the children to the top of the mountain.

Riding the clear cable car, which serves as one of the main attractions for children, lasts about 5 minutes while taking in the magnificent view of the Carmel slopes and Haifa Bay. You can purchase tickets round trip or one way, and hike down by foot, taking the steep path which will be about 20 minutes until Elija’s Cave and the bottom station.

At the top end of the cable car you will see several restaurants, an option to visit Stella Maris church, Elija’s Cave and the overlook point to see the view that on a clear day includes Rosh HaNikra and Acre Bay.

The bottom station of the cable car leads to the beach, which attracts surfers there especially on winter due to the big waves in the area. You can arrive at the Stella Maris parking lot with public transportation or with a private vehicle.
Telephone: 04-8535582, 04-8335970


Meat Restaurant
From now on, Haifa also has a hall of fame for meats.
Meat is a restaurant born of a passion for superb meat, and offers its customers fantastic cuts of meat that are professionally handled, aged at a designated aging room, and roasted at maximum precision viewable by the diner, on the grill located in the center of the restaurant.

The restaurant is located inside an older house at Carmel Center. When entering the restaurant, you pass through the aging refrigerator, and next to it a meat deli will open soon, where excellent cuts of meat, sauces and other homemade delicacies will be sold. The main space is centered around the grill and the impressive wine bar. Additionally, the restaurant offers a dining outdoors experience in its large yard during the evening and night along with indulging in excellent meats.

Address: Carmel Center, 129 HaNassi Boulevard

Hanamal 24 Restaurant
“Hanamal 24” is the fine dining gem of Haifa and the north. The restaurant is at HaNamal Street, a pass time location that continues to develop in downtown Haifa, and it is located at 24 HaNamal Street.

Hanamal 24 combines gourmet food, rustic Italian design and an ambiance of abundance:
“Our objective is to be the forefront of Haifa and the north.”

The restaurant was designed by the architect Nathan Feibish, inspired by the piazzas in Tuscany. Feibish imported all the items directly from the charming northern countryside: starting with dairy farms flooring, faucets from ancient castles and windows from old houses. All of these create a warm, intimate and authentic ambiance.

The restaurant, which is comprised from different various spaces, creates a new diner experience in every room. The main piazza, the room for two, the lounge, the wine cellar and the meeting room make the restaurant suitable at any time, and for any event, from an intimate romantic evening to business meetings, etc.

Abu Zeid Restaurant
The restaurant offers a rich and diverse menu, which includes a selection of fish and seafood, served from the sea to the plate. Additionally, the restaurant offers quality meats - steaks, lamb ribs, juicy lamb kebab, and all kinds of skewered meats. The assortment of meats on the plates will be accompanied by healthful salads.

A large, loyal public of diners from Haifa and the surrounding area, as well as tourists from Israel and overseas, arrive at Abu Zeid Restaurant to have a good meal, which is also a memorable authentic middle eastern experience. The restaurant is near Bat Galim promenade, and you are welcome to enjoy the experience of flavors, colors and the courteous service.

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